Illsley's Golden Goodbye

Eric Illsley finally thought fit to quit the House of Commons last night, displacing that naughty Mrs Robinson as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. The disgraced member for Barnsley is getting sent down on Thursday after being found guilty of a £14,000 fiddle. Some might think he should have been thrown out of the House immediately, indeed 2,000 signed a petition demanding just that, but by staying on for these last 29 days the convicted thief has managed to trouser an extra £5,223 from the victims of his crimes.

Nearly half of what he had to pay back after his artistic accounting…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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